UWRF is an affordable investment

Invest in Your Future

A college education is a big investment and we know that it’s important to invest wisely. We also understand that finances can be tricky and navigating things like tuition costs, financial aid, loans and scholarships can be confusing at times. Rest assured, we’re here to help. We’ve dedicated resources for all things dollars and cents, making it easy to understand the value of a UW-River Falls education.

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Compare Our Cost

Want to see how we stack up against our peers? Check out the table to compare the estimated annual cost* (before financial aid) at UWRF and other schools.


UW-River Falls estimated annual costs of $15,117 is the best deal among UW-Eau Claire, UW-Madison, U of M-Twin Cities, and the University of St. Thomas
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Tuition and Fees

We’re committed to maximizing your investment so it’s important to understand what you’re paying for. You can view our current tuition and fees breakdown.

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We’re investing in your success! Approximately $2 million in scholarships are awarded to Falcons each year. Find information on what’s available and how to apply.

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Types of Aid

Loans, scholarships, grants, FAFSA? What does it all mean? We help translate and make it easy to understand so you can maximize your aid options.

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We think there are plenty of great reasons for choosing UWRF. Our big city opportunities, close-knit campus community, faculty who know your name. The animals, the clubs, the technology, the research, even our in-house ice cream operation! We’ve got lots to love but no matter what makes us the right fit for you, we’re committed to providing an excellent education at an affordable cost.

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Those Who Serve

Are you or a family member serving in the military or a veteran? Your military status may entitle you to additional financial aid opportunities or educational benefits. We have a dedicated Military and Veterans Resource Center on campus so we’re prepared to assist in finding resources and answer all your questions. Learn More.